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****  MEDIA ADVISORY  ****

 - For Immediate Release & Distribution  -


MUSLIMS TO HOLD 9/11 VIGIL AT U.S. CAPITOL


August 31, 2005


Event to mark anniversary of attack, promote interfaith unity


WHAT: On Friday, September 9, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will host an interfaith candlelight vigil at the Capitol Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C., to mark the fourth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.

Along with the vigil, the event will include remarks by interfaith leaders and presentation of CAIR's "Voice of Unity Award." Islamic sunset prayers (Maghrib) will be held immediately after the event.

WHEN: Friday, September 9, 6:45-7:45 p.m.

WHERE: Capitol Reflecting Pool, Washington, D.C. (The reflecting pool is located on the West side of the U.S. Capitol building near the base of the stairs and is just East of 3rd Street, between Constitution and Independence Avenues. Note: This location should not be confused with the Reflecting Pool located between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.)

Co-sponsors of the vigil include: InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, Coordinating Council of Muslim Organizations (Washington, D.C.), September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, All Dulles Area Muslim Society, Muslim Public Affairs Council, American Muslim Voice, and the Interfaith Alliance

CAIR, America's largest Muslim civil liberties group, has 31 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. To read CAIR's Mission, Vision Statement and Core Principles, go to: http://www.cair-net.org/default.asp?Page=About .

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Corey Saylor, 202-646-6039, 571-278-4658
E-Mail: csaylor@cair-net.org;
Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787, 202-744-7726
E-Mail: ihooper@cair-net.org
Rabiah Ahmed, 202-488-8787, 202-439-1441
E-Mail: rahmed@cair-net.org